• Steve Potter

Sunday, 9/4/22 : Minor League Roundup

Updated: Sep 4


International League ( AAA ) - Norfolk 10 ( 61-67 ) Lehigh Valley 0 ( 69-60 )


Norfolk, VA - Harbor Park


Summary :


Norfolk scored four runs in the second inning - a key blow was a two run triple by Joseph Ortiz.


Norfolk scored a 6th inning run on an error and two singles.  They plated five runs in the seventh on three walks, two doubles and a single.


On The Hill :


RH Ofreidy Gomez - 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 HB, 3 K’s - 47 pitches - 25 strikes

LH Brian Marconi - 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 34 pitches - 19 strikes - two inherited runners scored

RH James Marvel - 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 40 pitches - 23 strikes

RH Francisco Morales - 0 outs - faced 4 batters - 4 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 0 K’s - 24 pitches - 10 strikes

RH Michael Kelly - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 20 pitches - 12 strikes - two inherited runners scored

RH Nick Duron - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 19 pitches - 14 strikes


At Bat : 4 H, 3 BB, 7 K’s


Darick Hall had two hits


Eastern League ( AA ) - Hartford 4 ( 72-53, 29-27 ) Reading 2 ( 55-71, 26-31 )


Hartford, CT - Dunkin Donuts Park


Summary :


Wendell Rijo homered in the first inning to give Reading a 1-0 lead.


Kevin Vicuna hit a solo home run in the second inning.


Two fielding errors allowed the first two Hartford hitters to reach in the seventh inning - a single, ground out advance, double and single then scored four unearned runs to score.


On The Hill :


RH Mick Abel - 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s - 68 pitches - 45 strikes - FB in 96-99 mph range - sat 95-97, curve - low to mid 80’s and changeup - upper 80’s

RH Mike Adams - 1 2/3 IP, 4 unearned R, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 39 pitches - 31 strikes

RH Andrew Schultz - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 22 pitches - 15 strikes - one inherited runner scored


At Bat : 7 H, 3 BB, 9 K’s


Kevin Vicuna went three for three with a home run.  Wendell Rijo homered on his birthday, Aldrem Corredor doubled.


Notes :


Mick Abel doesn’t waste any time - on many occasions today he was out on the mound before the Yard Goats exited the field between innings 🤓.  Not only does he get the ball and go he gets there early to get it 👍.


Mick Abel - file photo - George Youngs Jr



South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore 6 ( 47-79, 22-38 ) Hudson Valley 1 ( 69-56, 35-24 )


Wappinger Falls, NY - Dutchess Stadium


Summary :


Kendall Simmons singled, stole second base & went to third on an infield single by Rixon Wingrove.  He scored on a sac fly by Nick Matera.  Sal Gozzo hit a double off the right field wall that Wingrove scored from first base on.  Rixon crossed the plate standing somehow avoiding the tag by the Renegades catcher - an argument ensued by Hudson Valley - no replays in the minors - call stands 🤓.


Rixon Wingrove singled in the 6th inning and advanced to third base on a single by Sal Gozzo who went to second base on the throw to third base attempting to get Wingrove.  Nicolas Torres singled to score them both.


Jared Carr walked in the seventh inning, went to third when Leandro Pineda reached on a two base error.  Carr scored on a wild pitch.  Pineda scored on a ground out by Kendall Simmons.


Hudson Valley scored a run in the ninth inning on two singles and a ground out.


On The Hill :


RH Dominic Pipkin -5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 70 pitches - 45 strikes -  had a very good slider today ( mid 80’s )

LH Keylan Killgore - 1 perfect IP, 1 K - 16 pitches - 10 strikes

RH Cristian Hernandez - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 32 pitches - 22 strikes

RH Rodolfo Sanchez -  1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 15 pitches - 10 strikes


At Bat : 7 H, 5 BB, 10 K’s


Rixon Wingrove & Sal Gozzo each had two hits, Gozzo doubled. Jared Carr drew three walks.


Defensive Gem  :


Jared Carr made a dazzling over the shoulder catch in center field during the fifth inning ranging back Ala Willie Mays - snow coned it 🤓.


Dominic Pipkin


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Lakeland 12 ( 64-60, 32-26 ) Clearwater 7 ( 56-68, 21-38 )


Lakeland , FL - Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium


Summary :


Troy Schreffler walked in the first inning, stole second base and scored on a single by Micah Yonamine.


Jamari Baylor walked in the second inning, went to third on a single by Adony Mejia and then scored on an error on which Erick Brito reached.  Troy Schreffler doubled to score two runs.  Otto Kemp singled to score Schreffler.  Wilfredo Flores singled to score Kemp.


Lakeland scored three in the second inning on two walks, a double & single.  They scored four runs in the 4th inning on three singles, two walks and a hit batter.


Lakeland scored five more runs in the fifth inning on four walks, a sac fly and two singles


Micah Yonamine walked in the 7th inning, went to third on a single by Wilfredo Flores & scored on a single by Jamari Baylor.


On The Hill :


RH Carlos Betancourt  - 3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 50 pitches - 34 strikes

RH Nicoly Pina - 2/3 IP, 4 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K -  32 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Alex McKenney - 1/3 + IP, 1 R, 1 H, 4 BB, 0 K’s - 29 pitches - 8 strikes -  two of three inherited runners scored

LH Andrew Walling - 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 28 pitches - 19 strikes - three inherited runners scored

RH Chase Webster - 1 perfect IP, 2 K’s - 16 pitches - 10 strikes - pro debut - FB 93 to 95 mph, change, curve, slider

RH Cam Wynne - 1 IP, 0 R , 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 14 pitches - 11 strikes


At Bat : 8 H, 6 BB, 18 K’s


Micah Yonamine had two hits and two walks, he scored a run and knocked in another.  Wilfredo Flores had two hits.

Troy Schreffler doubled.

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